Tag Archives: London

Travel Aspirations

Travel Dream Vacation

One of the biggest things I’ve always admired about socialites is their ability to travel. From summers in Ibiza to winters in Aspen, socialites love to see and experience the world in style. When you’re spending half your income on New York City rent, the prospect of jet-setting around the world quickly goes out the window. This year, my boyfriend and I decided to really buckle down and save money for a trip to Europe. Should all go well, we’ll fly across the Atlantic in summer 2015.

Saving money has never been my forte. But, now that I’m saving for something exciting, I might be more inclined to put away a few dollars for a rainy day (in London that is.) Wish me luck!

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Enter the Boyfriend Jeans Challenge for a Chance to win a $5500 Shopping Adventure in London!

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Photo Credit: streetsandstripes.com

I’ve always wanted to capture the style of London by shopping like Pippa and Kate. So when I came across the Boyfriend Jeans Challenge, I knew that this was my chance to do so. Skype is currently calling fashionistas across the world to style an outfit around a pair of boyfriend jeans. Once you’ve styled a fabulous casual chic look around your favorite pair of boyfriend jeans, simply sign into your Skype account and add Skype.Collaboration as a contact. Then submit a photo or video message of your look.

The grand prize winner will be flown to London to go on a shopping spree worth $5500 with Skype Photography Brand Ambassador and fashion blogger Chaucee Stillman and Holly Coopey, fashion stylist at Cosmopolitan UK as your personal stylists. Before the grand prize winner is chosen, eight finalists will be selected to join a group video call with Chaucee and a group of elite stylists where they will be asked to style one final look. The looks will then be posted to the Skype Collaboration Project website and put to a vote. The look that gets the most votes will win a Middleton worthy shopping trip in London! Time to start styling!

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A Royal Baby Welcome!


The Royal Baby Watch has ended! Though we still haven’t heard the official name of Baby Boy Windsor, it’s time everyone’s favorite royal couple had a moment of rest. Having blogged about the Royal Wedding more than two years ago, I’m so happy to see that the happy couple has given birth to a healthy baby boy who has absolutely no idea what’s in store for him. Since I’m sending my heartfelt congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge from New York, I’ll be celebrating this momentous occasion the NYC way by shopping for a commemorative accessory to add to my wardrobe.


1. Alexander McQueen God Save McQueen Pashmina  2. Union Jack Pattern Suitcase Box with Wheels  3. Gold and Diamond Crown Ring  4. Union Jack Teapot Keyring  5. Union Jack Motif Rainboots with Buckle Detail (Perfect for your next trip to rainy London)

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14 Valentine’s Day Gifts (That Aren’t Corny)

Valentine's Day

From Left to Right: 1) Mulberry Valentine’s Day Alexia Satchel 2) Limited Edition Rose Duet Candle 3) Jewelry Heart & Key Necklace Set in Gold 4) Red and White Chocolate Covered Strawberries 5) Kate Spade Spade Bangle Bracelet 6) Deborah Lippmann Love Notes Lipstick and Nail Polish Set 7) Valentine’s Day Salad Plates 8) Cosabella Assorted Never Say Never Underwear 9) Tory Burch Logo Heart Studs 10) Zales Stackable Expressions 11) Dot Marc Jacobs Valentine’s Day Set 12) Three Dozen Peach Roses 13) Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Nail Polish 14) Big Heart Oversized Sweatshirt 

Whether you’re single or taken, Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to celebrate your love of fashion, pink hearts, and radiant red lipstick.  It’s also a great time of year to either get sent or send yourself a lovely bouquet of flowers.  That is of course if you even remember it’s Valentine’s Day in between viewing the latest Fall Collections at New York Fashion Week which runs from Feb. 7th-14th.  So before I get caught up in the glamour of viewing the next fall season at Lincoln Center, I’m putting together an amazing lists of Valentine’s Day gifts for every budget without the typical corniness that tends to follow this holiday.  So treat yourself or a friend to some Valentine’s Day fabulosity.  Or if you’re super subtile, send your significant other a link to this post.

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My Love of London

With the London Olympics fast approaching, I have a huge confession to make. I think London is the best city in the world, but I’ve never even been there.  I almost studied abroad in London in the Spring of 2008, but the recession and the crazy exchange rate stopped me.  I had a wonderful semester at Syracuse University so I never came to regret what was truly the only economical decision I have ever made in my life.  Throughout the years, however, my love for London has only grown stronger the more British fashions hit the runways and royals grace the tabloids.

At first glance it doesn’t seem logical to love a place you’ve never set foot in.  But, when you really think about it, loving a foreign city you’ve never experienced actually makes perfect sense because imagination is always better than reality.  Though I dream of London’s ancient streets daily, I’ve grown to realize how many people across the world (perhaps even in London) have the same romantic notion about my life here in New York.  Much of which is glamourous, while much is not.  But, to New York dreamers, it’s all glam.  I don’t usually watch sports, but I love watching the Olympics because the games are all about dreams.  So this year, I’ll watch the Opening Ceremony admiring London from a far until the time comes for me to cross the pond.